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Poster: MrMovie Date: Apr 21, 2005 1:35pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Disney & P.D & Song Of The South & Theme Parks & Splash Mountain

I wonder if DISNEY would complain if someone went to all the parks with their video camera and then did a great documentary and placed it in the open source movies. Would that be a copyright violation?!! I've never seen a sign in any of the Disney theme parks that say's WARNING YOU CAN VIDEO TAPE ONLY FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE!

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 21, 2005 2:06pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Disney & P.D & Song Of The South & Theme Parks & Splash Mountain

Like this?


Disney does consider any photos or video shot in the park to be under their copyright.

This post was modified by ridetheory on 2005-04-21 21:06:25

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Poster: MrMovie Date: Apr 22, 2005 2:32am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Disney & P.D & Song Of The South & Theme Parks & Splash Mountain & Coppyright Documentary

Amazing Documentary! So, what this boils down to is that everyone, including myself, that set up their video cameras on tripods, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and filmed from start to finish "Fantasmic" in some way automatically violated the copyright law!! Now, this makes about as much sense as that magnificent filming of the 1939-40 New York Worlds Fair which is PD. Of course, where-in most of the visitors to Walt Disney World do not walk around with broadcast digital video cameras (which is what I had), I know that if I were to take my video of "Fantasmic" and attempted to distribute that I would wind up with more legal problems than I care to imagine. However, the point here is that IF Disney is so restrictive to their intellectial property, then why even permit video cameras inside their parks? The answer of course is simple. They know that video is going to be shown to friends and relatives. Some of whom probalby have never been to either Disneyland or Disney World and it would act as an incentive for those people to go there. This in turn adds to Disney's revenue though gate admission charges (which are slowly climbing to ridiculous amounts). For Disney, a visitors home video is FREE Advertisement for their theme parks. However, if you make a documentary video of your visit to one of the theme parks and then go to sell it, you are violating copyright laws even though what you are doing is giving Disney Free Advertising! Needless to say, I do, up to a point, favor copyright laws because I own a video & motion picture production company and we do copyright everything that we produce. However, there is product that we produce that if used in a manner that would promote the product and increase sales of those products, I would care less as to its fair use by authorized distributors and dealers which would include on-line retailers who want to run clips which is what this documentary is really focused on. Excellent Film.

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